Yesterday I went up to London to visit my Granddad with my Mum, where we picnicked on Hampstead Heath and took a trip to John Keats' House just down the road. Not only am I a ridiculous romantic, I'm also a self-confessed blue plaque lover through and through, so to be so close to a house of such history was an offer too good to refuse! After a good 20 minutes trying to work out how to get in, we eventually got to the modest but gorgeous house once lived in by Keats, Charles Brown and the Brawne family, and where some of Keats' most famous poems were written.The house itself is very pretty, with beautiful wallpaper, big windows and lovely wooden furniture - another house that inspired me to redecorate, this time Georgian style! What I loved most about it was actually being able to see the belongings of Keats and Fanny Brawne, including the gorgeous ring he gave her, which unsurprisingly made Mum and I simultaneously make the same 'aww' noise when we caught each other's eye!
I loved trying to place events from the film 'Bright Star'(watch it if you haven't already, it's one of my favourites!), imagining Keats wandering around the house and garden jotting down bits of inspiration that would become his next success, and getting all girly and emotional again remembering the final scenes from the film...I would thoroughly recommend visiting if you're near in London, even if you're not as soppy as I am, it's a lovely little place to spend a couple of hours and see where the poetic magic happened.
Watch: 'Bright Star'
Wear: Something Floaty and Floral